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  1. I guess I was wrong - the lens does not have an aperture ring... so it's of no use for me.
  2. Now this one sounds quite interesting as it's still big enough for when I upgrade to a speedbooster. There's none available for that little money so I had to buy one for at least 60€ or get one form overseas, pay extra shipping and taxes and end up with about the same amount, but it's affordable and it even has the aparture ring as far as I know. Maybe I got the crop factor stuff not completely right, but with a speedbooster, shouldn't it be back to about the same as on FF - instead of being even shorter and faster? I mean, on the G6 with just a basic adapter it's equivalent to 70-140 on FF, right? Anyways, I could use it for portraits and the family stuff... and have still money left for other lenses.
  3. Alright guys, thanks for your answers so far. As for stabilisation: I don't thinks stabilisation is a must as I'm using tripods in most cases. Also, thanks to NFC and wifi I can trigger the shutter from my smartphone so there won't be any shaking from that. Only on the portrait lens (and maybe the privat events lens) some sort of stabiliser was nice. Althought the Pentax 110 are good in price, I guess I should have mentioned before that those manual lenses should also have a aparture ring. That's kinda important to me. I don't like the idea of having to build a DIY fake aparture and stuff - it should be possible to put the lenses on the cam and use them as they're originally meant to be used by turning rings. Of course I could get just any cheap lens on ebay, but I'd rather buy those that are actually of good use for my projects... which is why I tried to tell you exactly what I need them for. What I'm saying is that I also need your advice on what focal lenghts to get... hence the detailed information on the product videos setup. So again, here's what I think I need: One portrait lense, something that has 40mm to 55mm on the G6, so a 80-110 FF equivalent? A lens that gives a nice blur of the background to seperate the person from the background? 2 lenses or a zoom to film the products in the beformentioned settings. I don't know which focal lengths would suit that on a m43 cam - so I don't know what length too look for on the used market. A zoom (20-80? on the G6) for family/friends event/party pictures. The typical standard zoom (18-55) I once had to use on a 700D was too short for my tastes. Due to the small sensor of the G6 I need a fast lens for astrophotography - or should I rather say for nightscapes with the milky way. And it should be a wide one. So from 18mm (again, on the G6 - not on FF) or shorter (under 10 was great) and as fast as possible would be nice for that task. But maybe I should go for that one sometime later if there's no "cheap" options. And I'd assume those lenses would also suit all my other needs and things I might do with the cam. And, this is just a set for the start - of course I'd get other lenses (or a speedbooster) in the long run. Hopefully that made my needs even clearer and you have more advice for me. Thanks in advance for your time and effort.
  4. I hope I can get some good advice from you - at least I'm sure I'm at the right place here. Ever since the G6 came out I'm having an eye on it's price. Unfortunately rumour has it that it's not produced anymore and also price drop is stagnating. Because of that I'm thinking of getting it soon. If I had the money, I of course would go for the 14-140mm bundle as a start and later on buy one or two primes to complete the kit but 750€ for the kit is just more than I want/can affort. I was looking for more affordable alternatives for that lens but it seems there are none. So I thought why not just get the G6 body for about 370€ and some old, even vintage lenses and a adapter along with it? I'd much prefer all manual lenses anyways (at least for photography), but although I've read quite a bit about it I simply have no clue which ones I should go for in specific or what adapter would be needed. I can tell you that lens size/weight doesn't matter to me and even that the lenses don't have to be top notch - but I also don't want to waste my money on crap. In the long run I might even get a speedbooster so the lenses you suggest should be ok with but also without one and just using a adapter instead (as that's how I'm going to start) and preferably the same lens mount. Of course that's another story if a lens is available for 30-40€ only - then the mount is not that important as long as there is an adapter. I'd be using the G6 for indoor videography - with more than enough lighting though. To give you an idea what lenses could be needed, here's what I'm using it for: I'm mainly filming products from a distance of about 1-2 meters The objects usually are below 10cm wide/high/deep There's basically only two options to film such a product: Either them alone, all over the screen or along with my forearms and hands holding/moving it. But I also would use it for photography and I appreciate a nice bokeh in most cases for: the products I'm filming, of course portraits of course the standard family/friends pictures every now and then I want to get into night sky - astrophotograpy (milkyway, so no extrem zooms but a wide angle lens), also time lapses of that street life/nature photography is something I'm doing rather seldom Ok, I really hope you guys can help me with lens suggestions as I just don't like the idea of getting the standart zoom bundle. Hopefully the lense junkies in this forum will assist me with their knowledge. Every answer helping me with my decision is very appreciated.
  5. I got the idea from the fact that it records in 30 fps on a model sold in Germany and differing information by shops in price comparisons on the net. It seems I was wrong though and that it records 30 fps by standard, without the need to change PAL/NTFC settings. Regarding the 24 fps resolution: Well, don't most of you crop 24 fps video to 2,35:1 anyways, for that cinematic look? Of course it's not optimal, to be limited to that form factor by default but at least to me that isn't a real problem. As for my need of 30 fps in Germany: Well, it's simple, I'm only producing for the internet. There's no need to be compatible with european TV sets. Also, when aiming for slow motion the 60 fps simply gives me more options than 50 fps. So I rather have 60 fps and even slower slow motion. Ok, so you say there's nothing better than the G6 image wise - but have you actually tested the NX30? Has anyone? Or are you just assuming that the codec is "crap"? At least the cam has an external mic in so Samsung seemed to have ambitious videographers in mind (amateurs don't need that) and it's the top model of the line - so maybe the cam is better than you think it is. I don't know, but I definitely would like to see if it can keep up with the competition in the same price range. Also, I thought you guys were so into external recorders - not that I'd care about that, but the NX30 has a clean region switchable HDMI output (the manual confirms that)... maybe that's uncompressed. I think it might be worth checking the cam, if it's really not good or if it's a big surprise... I'd do it, but I'm certainly not qualified enough.
  6. I was wondering if the new Samsung NX30 could be the better buy than the Panasonic G6. It has many nice features and even uncompressed HDMI out. It has a the bigger sensor which should make shallow depth of field a little more affordable and it's price should drop quite quickly to the level of the G6. Important to me: It seems to be region switchable and is capable of 30fps. That's something the G6 does not offer for us people in Germany. It's EVF might be better than that of the G6 and from what can be read about the picture quality, it's said to be good to perfect (not my words). It also does 1080p60, has NFC and WIFI, it can be remote controlled with a tablet or smartphone, it has full control of external audio in, full manual video control, it also has focus peaking,... it just has MANY features that are what many of us are looking for. Unfortunately there is no information about video quality anywhere - at least I couldn't find anything about it. So I'm asking: Could the NX30 be a serious competitor of the G6. The main reasons I care about this are the soon probably same or cheaper price, the bigger sensor and the 30fps.
  7. What I would like to know even more than anything else regarding RAW-Video on the 600D is: What about the camera temperatures, ML is heating up the cam quite a lot already. So, for how long can you record in highest possible continues resolution RAW format until it gets too hot to continue?
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